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A Container of Mercy

During this Advent season we are filled with gratitude for the many contributions to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico.  The 45-foot container truck departed Lexington on November 14 filled with humanitarian aid for our friends in Puerto Rico.  The container arrived in the Port of San Juan on Thursday, November 30. Carmen Ramos-Kalsow, Susan McClements, and Robin DiGiammarino traveled to Puerto Rico to ensure the delivery of the humanitarian aid to our trusted partners in Aguadilla and Cabo Rojo, two communities located on the western part of the island. The container of aid was delivered to our trusted partners on Saturday, December 2.

Trustworthy Partners in Puerto Rico

The Third Presbyterian Church in Aguadilla (Tercera) and the Centro Cristiano de Restauracion (CCR) in Cabo Rojo were identified as trusted partners by Carmen Ramos-Kalsow, Hancock Church Moderator and a native of Puerto Rico. These two churches on the western end of the island are distributing the donations and will ensure that the aid will be used for the benefit of those most in need. A monetary donation was made to Tercera to be used to help the local Fishermen Cooperative, which lost all their boats during the hurricane, purchase two new fishing boats. Another check was left to CCR to be used to meet ongoing needs in the community. In addition, thanks to the generosity of the United Church of Christ in Union, NJ (former church of Hancock minister, Barbara Callaghan), we established a third partnership with a church in Punta Santiago, Humacao near where the hurricane made landfall. This church, Nuestra Senora del Carmen, provides daily meals for the entire town which remains without electricity.

Donations 

The recovery process is slow and the need is long term.  Your contributions to Lexington Unites for Puerto Rico are welcome and most appreciated during this holiday season. Donate with a credit or debit card or with a PayPal account using the button at the top of the page or with a check payable to Hancock Church with “Puerto Rico” in the memo line.

Please contact the Hancock Church office with questions at church.administrator@hancockchurch.org or 781-862-4220. Thanks for your support!